Just announced is the Beretta 92X Performance – a steel-framed pistol with upgrades that are geared towards the competition shooter. Besides the new Vertec steel frame, the Beretta 92X features an oversized, ambidextrous, frame-mounted safety versus the traditional slide safety or decocker on previous 92 pistols. The new gun also features a Brigadier slide and an Extreme-S trigger which reduces reset by 40%. Other upgrades include a “match” takedown lever (which appears to function as a gas pedal), a skeletonized hammer and more pronounced beavertail backstrap.
Pricing and availability have not been published at this time.
NEW PISTOL: The Beretta 92X Performance Competition Gun
The 92X Performance was created to satisfy two requirements: Speed and accuracy. Beretta’s new competition pistol is uncompromising and aims for top performance, offering the world of competitive dynamic shooting one of the most reliable and world-renowned locking systems, together with a steel frame, a heavier Brigadier slide and the new Extreme-S trigger mechanism.
Technical choices, such as the Vertec steel frame and the Brigadier slide, take the weight of the 92X Performance to 1350 g, a key weight which increases the pistol’s stability and reduces muzzle rise when shooting. The oversized magazine and the rear chequering, which can also be found on the front of the frame, improve the pistol’s handling as well as its grip. The raised frame profile near the magazine release enables the shooter’s hand to sit as high as possible on the hilt, which itself is also oversized to enable a deeper hold. The magazine release is oversized and reversible and an adjustable version is available on the aftermarket. Safety on the frame is ambidextrous and is available in three different size profiles, making it adaptable to various hand types and dif
To enable even faster cycle time, the 92X has a skeletonized hammer with a competition standard hammer spring. The new Extreme-S trigger mechanism keeps the striker automatic safety latch active ensuring the safety of the pistol in case it falls but decreases trigger reset by up to 40%. With the Extreme-S the 92X Performance has an “out of the box” weight of 1.5 kg in single action and 3 kg in double action. The saw-toothed handling grooves on the front and rear of the Brigadier slide ensure maximum grip during slide movement, in all conditions. The steel spring recoil rod ensures maximum operational accuracy. The area where the finger rests on the trigger is chequered and was redesigned to achieve a vertical front profile in single action.
- Barrel length (mm) – 125
- Barrel length (in) – 4.9
- Caliber – 9×19 (PARA)
- Magazine – 15
- Overall heigth (mm) – 148
- Overall heigth (in) – 5.8
- Overall length (mm) – 222
- Overall length (in) – 8.7
- Overall width (mm) – 48
- Overall width (in) – 1.8
- Weight unloaded (g) – 1350
- Weight unloaded (OZ) – 47.61